Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

An unprecedented diplomatic scandal in Sarajevo

According to, first the Croatian member of the Presidency, Zeljko Komsic, refused to meet with the Russian chief of diplomacy, and then the same was announced by the Bosnian member of the Presidency, Sefik Dzaferovic.

IOM Threatens to Cut Supplies to Bosnia Migrant Camp

The International Organization for Migration, IOM, has warned that it will cease to provide services at the Lipa camp for migrants and refugees by Wednesday if authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina continue to fail to meet their commitments.

Vučić and Dodik met: Friendly conversation in difficult and challenging times PHOTO

He said that Serbia will not close the border for the people from Republika Srpska in any way, regardless of the epidemiological situation in Serbia and RS, as he firmly believes that relations with Bosnia-Herzegovina must improve, so Serbia will continue to help the Serbian people in RS and demands an end to threats of abolition and disappearance of Republika Srpska.

Michelin star chef Tomaž Kavčič to launch Zemono+ brand

Ljubljana – Tomaž Kavčič, one of Slovenia’s top chefs, who runs Michelin-starred restaurant Pri Lojzetu at Zemono Castle, has unveiled plans to launch his own brand Zemono+. Foodies will be able to purchase Zemono+ products via an online shop starting in January.

Turkish foreign minister recalls Bosnian War

The Dayton Peace Agreement brought "much-needed peace" to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina after years of bitter fighting, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said in a video message on Dec. 12.

Tegeltija Resigns as Head of Bosnia’s Top Judicial Body

Milan Tegeltija, head of the Bosnian High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, HJPC, the Bosnian state's top judicial institution, resigned on Thursday after coming under pressure from the public and the international community over alleged influence-peddling.

Tribute to Radovan Karadzic Removed after Daughter Intervenes

Sonja Karadzic-Jovicevic told media in Banja Luka on Thursday that she hopes that the removal of a plaque honouring her father Radovan Karadzic from a student dormitory in the town of Pale "will put an end to the misuse of his name".

Karadzic-Jovicevic said it was "unbelievable that the attention the plaque is getting now is bigger than it was when it was first installed".

Bosnia Charges Serb Chetniks with Inciting Ethnic Hatred

The Bosnian state prosecution said on Thursday that it has filed an indictment charging Dusan Sladojevic, alias Krvce or Cica, Slavko Aleksic, alias Vojvoda, and Risto Lecic with inciting hatred between Bosnia and Herzegovina's main ethnic groups at a rally in Visegrad.

China Increasing its Footprint in Balkan Media, Study Concludes

A study presented on Wednesday authored by Vladimir Shopov, an expert on foreign relations and an European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) visiting fellow - says China is positioning itself in the media sector in Southeast Europe.

Bosnian Police Bust Another Migrant Smuggling Ring

In an operation codenamed "Lipa", executed on the orders of the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Bosnian Border Police, together with partner police and security agencies,  on Wednesday arrested members of an organised crime group suspected of smuggling hundreds of illegal migrants from Bosnia to EU member Croatia.

Bosnia Arrests Seven Serb Ex-Soldiers for Wartime Crimes

The Bosnian state prosecution said that seven people were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion that they committed crimes against humanity in the spring and summer of 1992 when they were Bosnian Serb Army soldiers.

Serbia Backs Russia Again in UN Vote on Crimea

Serbia on Monday was among 17 countries that voted against the latest United Nations resolution calling on Russia to withdraw its forces from Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, which Moscow occupied and then annexed in 2014.